purplehaze posted:

Have been trying some Lavazza's darker roasted coffee.  Unfortunately it's not available in whole bean at my local.  WAY too finely ground for my French press, and barely suitable for my Chemex.  Too bad.  

PH

I have a Lavazza Expressions coffee shop near me. I usually really like their drip coffee and was considering buying some beans. Recently had a cup that was quite meh, so passed on the beans. 

billhike posted:
purplehaze posted:

Have been trying some Lavazza's darker roasted coffee.  Unfortunately it's not available in whole bean at my local.  WAY too finely ground for my French press, and barely suitable for my Chemex.  Too bad.  

PH

I have a Lavazza Expressions coffee shop near me. I usually really like their drip coffee and was considering buying some beans. Recently had a cup that was quite meh, so passed on the beans. 

It's seems their ground coffee is set up for espresso vs. "normal" coffee.  I tossed that last half of my bag out, as it just wasn't working out.

PH

billhike posted:
purplehaze posted:

Have been trying some Lavazza's darker roasted coffee.  Unfortunately it's not available in whole bean at my local.  WAY too finely ground for my French press, and barely suitable for my Chemex.  Too bad.  

PH

I have a Lavazza Expressions coffee shop near me. I usually really like their drip coffee and was considering buying some beans. Recently had a cup that was quite meh, so passed on the beans. 

Last year Lavazza bought what started out as a very small roaster here in BC, Kicking Horse. I understood that the owners were willing to sell because Lavazza is able to distribute their product internationally, something with which KH had no experience.

I still purchase Kicking Horse's darker roasts fairly regularly, and find them to be particularly good, never over-roasted or bitter. You might keep an eye out for them, likely in the same shop[s] that sells Lavazza.

Of course, the tariffs might make them completely unaffordable by now.

seaquam posted:
billhike posted:
purplehaze posted:

Have been trying some Lavazza's darker roasted coffee.  Unfortunately it's not available in whole bean at my local.  WAY too finely ground for my French press, and barely suitable for my Chemex.  Too bad.  

PH

I have a Lavazza Expressions coffee shop near me. I usually really like their drip coffee and was considering buying some beans. Recently had a cup that was quite meh, so passed on the beans. 

Last year Lavazza bought what started out as a very small roaster here in BC, Kicking Horse. I understood that the owners were willing to sell because Lavazza is able to distribute their product internationally, something with which KH had no experience.

I still purchase Kicking Horse's darker roasts fairly regularly, and find them to be particularly good, never over-roasted or bitter. You might keep an eye out for them, likely in the same shop[s] that sells Lavazza.

Of course, the tariffs might make them completely unaffordable by now.

Thanks for the recco, Seaquam.  I'll keep an eye out, tariffs be damned!

PH

Brazil Seasonal b y Two Brothers. A decent medium roast, but not as good as their Indo Indo, which is probably my favorite. I do need to explore some other local roasters. Occasionally I have a cup I think is fantastic but am let down when using those same beans at home.

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